The story of Cinderella is an old one. In fact, the Greek Historian, Herodotus, recorded a tale containing the well known plot line around 450BC.
We may tend to remember just the happy ending, but there’s really much more to the Cinderella story.
FROM WIKIPEDIA: “Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper” (French: Cendrillon, ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre, Italian: Cenerentola, German: Aschenputtel) is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697.
The word “cinderella” has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes are unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. The still-popular story of “Cinderella” continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, allusions, and tropes to a wide variety of media.
We shot these photos in the Razzle Dazzle Laundromat in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It’s a colorfully painted, clean, and fairly well lit 24 hour laundromat with large clean windows looking out to Main Street. The laundromat serves the diverse Asbury community. While we had the option of shooting when there were few people in the laundromat, we wanted to include random clientele because, without a doubt, there are real Cinderella stories in there every day.
We hope you enjoy this small photo exploration of our Everyday Cinderella.
Photographer: Richard Ess
Model: Anastasia Kryltsova
Stylist: Sandy Foley
Make up: Rachel Kuras
Dresses: Shekhar Rahate
Band necklace and headpieces by Flair Designs